Newbie question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rocken, Mar 17, 2003.

  1. O.K. I reached a milestone today.MY first 9volt battery went out,bass quit working(I surpised myself, figured it out right away). Since I bought this bass as a scratch and dent,(Yamaha 760aII ) and didn't get a manual ,I was wondering how or if you could turn off the electronics on this thing. Is it always on or does the rca plug turn it on or what? On a lighter side ,is there a quickier or easy way to test a 9volt battery than to lick it?
  2. Limo


    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    Just buy a new one, preferebly an Alkaline.
    Note: never leave your bass with the chord plugged in the bass when you're not playing:bassist:
  3. I was unplugging ,guessing that it was how the circuit was completed. I have no idea how old the battery was. I just couldn't figure out how or if I was suppose to turn it off.
  4. Limo


    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    The battery is off when you unplug the bass.
  5. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Rather than lick my batteries, I went out to Radioshack and bought a cheap battery tester. It works very well and tests 9Vs. AAs, and AAAs.
  6. I love that feeling you get from licking a 9volt, in fact, i think they should make a corn chip just like it.